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Ruder Finn wins Bosch Asia Pacific Supplier Award 2010/2011

2011-06-09

Ruder Finn has been presented with the Bosch Asia Pacific Supplier Award 2010/2011 at the Bosch Asia Pacific Supplier Day 2012. The Bosch Asia Pacific Supplier Award is presented every two years to recognize suppliers of the Bosch Group for their superior quality and excellent performance. This year, a total of 15 Bosch Group suppliers from three countries have won the award, including three indirect suppliers.

In August this year, Ruder Finn was certified as one of Bosch’s preferred suppliers which is a major milestone for building up the supplier partnership in Asia Pacific.

Mr. Bin Huang, Vice President of Bosch Corporate Purchasing Asia Pacific, who presented the award to Ruder Finn, said, "As a multinational corporation with large-scale purchases, Bosch always considers our exceptional suppliers as valuable assets and important business partners. At Bosch, we believe that no business success can be achieved without the close relationship and mutual trust established between Bosch and our suppliers. This belief has been fully proven by the partnership between Ruder Finn and Bosch China Corporate."

Catherine Peng, Communication Director of Bosch (China) Investment Ltd., said, "Throughout our partnership of almost two years, the Ruder Finn team has shown deep insights into Bosch China’s business and the industry. With their experience in corporate communications, Ruder Finn works closely with Public Relations Department of Bosch China, and has helped achieve fruitful progress in media relations, leadership positioning and corporate image building."

In 2011 Ruder Finn won the retainer pitch for Bosch China, which included communications for four business units covering Bosch China Corporate, Bosch Diesel System, Bosch Chassis System Control and Bosch Power Tools. Ruder Finn was charged with providing strategic counsel, planning and support, media communications, event organization and business insight. Recently, Ruder Finn has also worked with other Bosch business units.

Paul Yang, General Manager of Ruder Finn Beijing, said, "This is an outstanding achievement and one of the highest recognitions that we can obtain. I am extremely proud of this win as our partnership with Bosch only started two years ago with a few projects before we won the retainer pitch. All this would not have been possible without the dedication and commitment of our team and the trust and cooperation from the Bosch teams."

The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. In the areas of automotive and industrial technology, consumer goods, and building technology, more than 300,000 associates generated sales of 51.5 billion euros in fiscal 2011. The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its- 350 subsidiaries and regional companies in some 60 countries. If its sales and service partners are included, then Bosch is represented in 150 countries. This worldwide development, manufacturing and sales network, is the foundation for further growth. www.bosch.com

In China, the Bosch Group manufactures and markets automotive original equipment and aftermarket products, industrial drives and control technology, packaging technology, solar energy products, power tools, security and communication systems, thermotechnology, household appliances. Having established a regional presence in China since 1909, Bosch employs over 30,200 associates in 51 legal entities and facilities, with consolidated sales of 42.3 billion CNY in fiscal 2011.. www.bosch.com.cn

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Ruder Finn, Inc. is one of the largest independent integrated communication firms in the world, with offices in the United States and Europe, as well as in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Singapore, Mumbai and New Delhi in Asia. Through these offices and our affiliates worldwide, the agency serves the global and local communication needs of over 250 corporations, governments and non-profit organizations. For more than 60 years, the Ruder Finn name has been synonymous with excellence in communications. Ruder Finn’s global strategic focus is on four operational pillars which constitute the core of our growth – Health & Wellness, Corporate & Public Trust, Global Connectivity and Life+Style.

In Asia, Health & Wellness includes GE Healthcare, Mead Johnson, Novartis, Pfizer, Roche, Sanofi and Weight Watchers. Corporate & Public Trust includes L’Oreal, Founder Group, Michelin, Boeing, Bosch, Volkswagen, Citic Bank,Singapore EDB, Visa, LANXESS, Amazon, Omron and Carlsberg.. Life+Style includes luxury brands like Cartier from the Richemont Group, Givenchy from the LVMH Group, as well as Hermes, Bang & Olufsen, Lamborghini, Lexus, Tod’s Group, Breitling and the Jumeirah Group. Global Connectivity includes DHL, Emirates, Hawker Beechcraft, IEEE and Contact Singapore. Those four pillars are supported by award-winning divisions such as RFI, focusing on Interactive, Social Media and ePR and INSIGHT which focuses on research and trends, producing the China Luxury Forecast and the CSR Index with Tsinghua University. For more information on Ruder Finn, please visit www.ruderfinn.com orwww.ruderfinnasia.com, or Chinese website http://cn.ruderfinnasia.com